New Service: Brunch at Hog's Apothecary, La Movida, Sunday Pairings at Mason Pacific


The chicken and waffles at Hog’s Apothecary. Photo courtesy Hog’s Apothecary.

~HOG’S APOTHECARY~ is now serving weekend brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 10am-2:30pm. The menu, which will change seasonally, showcases their house-butchered meats in their full glory, with dishes like a the butcher’s breakfast (that’s an egg, grilled quail, scrapple, a choice of pork or sausage, polenta, rapini, and “animal juice,” $19). Less hearty appetites (or simply the less hungover) can try the chicken and waffles ($17) or corn porridge with dates, yogurt, cinnamon, and almonds ($8). They are also going to be open between brunch and dinner service for drinks and football games, from 2:30pm-5pm. 375 40th St. at Opal, Oakland, 510-338-3847.

The Mission’s ~LA MOVIDA~ is now open for Sunday brunch from 10am-2pm. They’ve got waffles in two versions—with fried chicken, or served with a sampler of butter flavors including Philz Coffee and maple bacon—plus vegetable hash with eggs, biscuits in housemade chorizo gravy, and steak and eggs. Check out the menu here. Oh, and there are bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys in addition to the regular beer and wine list too. 3066 24th St. at Treat, 415-282-3066.

Looking for a cozy Sunday dinner? Check out the Sunday Pairings option at ~MASON PACIFIC~, where you can get a set menu paired with wines, starting December 7th. The menu selection will change weekly; follow along on Facebook for updates.